Bloomberg: Lavrov and Blinken argued over Ukraine


Источник www.mk.ru And then, under the influence of European politicians, they also started talking about the prospects of an attack. The parties vigorously discussed the events in Kiev seven years ago, as well as the current situation around Ukraine. Diplomats disagreed on the events of 2014
A tense dispute erupted at a meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken in Stockholm. Lavrov disagreed and accused NATO and the European Union of suppressing dissent. The parties did not agree. The American diplomat objected to his colleague and said that some forces allegedly loyal to Viktor Yanukovych opened fire on peaceful protesters and killed more than a hundred people. Moscow denies the accusations. Bloomberg reports this with reference to an unnamed eyewitness to the discussion. Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for Vladimir Putin, said that the country is not obliged to report to other states on the movement of its troops across its territory. Moreover, in Kiev, at first, they did not notice the “threat” that comes from the neighbor. In addition, he expressed dissatisfaction with the Alliance threatening Russia. Photo: Natalia Gubernatorova
The United States and its allies in During the negotiations, they began to “look for ways” to respond to the hypothetical invasion of Russian troops into Ukraine. After that, the exchange of views became more acute. Moreover, Russian diplomats have repeatedly pointed out that rhetoric is being used to pull NATO troops to the Russian borders. In recent weeks, the Western press has been actively discussing the issue of allegedly preparing Russia for an invasion of Ukraine. They also talked about possible new sanctions. Lavrov reminded Blinken that a coup d'etat took place in Kiev in 2014.